MRC turns 25

MRC turns 25

by ro on 16-11-2021, 16:57
Topic: MRC
Tags: 25, anniversary, MRC
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The MSX Resource Center domain MSX.org celebrates its 25th year of existence.

In 1994, Sander van Nunen founded what would become the MSX Resource Center. MRC, for short, is a foundation dedicated to the MSX computer system. While the site was hosted on a private account in its embryonic stage, the real deal started in 1996 when the domain MSX.org was claimed. Registered on 1996-11-12, MSX.org celebrates its 25th year of serving the MSX scene. So, congrats on this anniversary!

Starting out as a simple basic HTML website, it took a few years to mature. Around the turn of the century, MRC was slowly but surely turning into a more dynamic website as a hub for MSX lovers. The last big update of msx.org was 10 years ago. During MRC2k11, MRC was refactored into a full interactive modern website. Believe it or not, but we are still running that iteration. The screen in front of you is printing a 10 year old website. Time for change, we'd say. More on that later.

Running a website like MSX.org takes dedication, love and physical resources. Regarding love, well, that comes naturally. Dedication follows suit. A team of administrators carry the job of not only maintaining the resources, but also to provide you with news posts and other means. For keeping the wheels turning, the website is hosted on pro servers offering high availability. In order to make that happen, the foundation pays services to their providers.

To keep MRC running like silk, now, and in the future, it needs funding. Hard cash, simple as that. This is why the foundation has a donation button present. Anyone can contribute and help this thing that all of us built together, run a bit longer. So, please consider donating a small amount to the foundation.

We made it this far thanks to all of you MSX maniacs out there. Together we are MSX, together we make it happen. Happy birthday everybody!

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By defdanny

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16-11-2021, 17:20

Congratulations, MRC! A big THANKYOU to all the people that are and were involved in maintaining this cozy place in the WWW! Oh and: Donated!

By mth

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16-11-2021, 18:06

Happy birthday!

By hamlet

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16-11-2021, 19:35

And in the end, there is cake!

Thank you community! You make my world much more shiny!

By Whizzy

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16-11-2021, 19:10

Congrats ! to another 25 year? Wink

By AnsiStar

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16-11-2021, 19:54

Many thanks to all of you!!! Wink

By [D-Tail]

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16-11-2021, 20:46

Well done, Sander & team! 25 years, who would've thought? Glad and proud to have been part of that team too, all those years ago. Keep up the good work!

This site is becoming more and more a treasure trove of knowledge on this family of 8-bit systems. In part due to the great leadership, but also the dedication to collecting and reporting news facts in a high quality fashion. Last, let's not forget the active members, those who regularly contribute (wiki, forum, in particular) to making this place a little shinier every day.

Peace to y'all.

By Manuel

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16-11-2021, 20:56

Happy 25th anniversary, MRC! Keep it up, enjoying it daily! Smile

By Jorito

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16-11-2021, 21:06

As a staff member that wasn't sure whether or not the Wiki would actually be used when we built the site, I will say that you guys (the community as a whole) as been doing an excellent job in making it an absolute MSX encyclopedia that I still visit very regularly if I want to know about something MSX related. Awesome job guys, keep that going!

By raulsantacruz

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16-11-2021, 21:28

Congratulations!!! Omedetougosaimasu! Muchas felicidades!!!

Go for others 25years!!!

By tfh

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16-11-2021, 21:48

Congratulations and thanks to all the people who made the MRC to what it is today. It's still my daily go-to website for MSX related news and to keep in contact with my fellow MSX-ers.
Thank you very much for keeping the community alive!

By MSX-ALL

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17-11-2021, 02:09

Thank you for the amazing contribution to the MSX community and for staying strong though so many challenges supporting the MSX across the globe. Looking forward to the next 25 years! Cool

By mariocavalcanti

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17-11-2021, 09:46

Congratulations and thank you! Long live the MRC!

By subjik

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17-11-2021, 09:54

Happy birthday MRC and thanks for all these years! Keep up the great work Smile

By MajorTOM

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17-11-2021, 10:44

So Proud of this community! Let´s celebrate (hopefully soon) throughout the (physicall) User´s Meetings again!

By The Apeman

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17-11-2021, 13:34

Congratulations and thanks for 25 years of community!

By Guillian

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17-11-2021, 13:36

Congratulations to the MRC team!

By fernandomanuel.garciagarcia

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17-11-2021, 14:28

Happy birthday MRC.
Thanks for your hard work MRC team and providing one of the most important MSX sites for such long time! Smile2

By KdL

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17-11-2021, 15:21

Happy birthday MRC! Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By Stakker

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17-11-2021, 16:05

Congrats and thank you for 25 years!

By Randam

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17-11-2021, 17:21

Congratulations to the people who have made it possible in the past, now and in the future. Hopefully a good beginning of many decades or centuries to come. And a congratulations to all MSX-ers everywhere.

@hamlet: very cool image and very drinking cups.
You should have also put the 23432 bytes left on the cake as well Cool

By S0urceror

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17-11-2021, 17:28

MRC helped rekindle my interest in MSX 3 years ago. Today it is a website I visit daily. Thanks and keep up the good work for another 25 yrs.

By santiontanon

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17-11-2021, 20:14

Congrats!! And thanks to everyone involved in building the site and all of those who currently maintain it!

By dan

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18-11-2021, 06:32

congratulations to the team and thanks!

By gdx

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18-11-2021, 09:11

Thanks to all those who contribute to keep the site alive.

By aurix72

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18-11-2021, 13:24

Congrats to msx.org and all the team behind the scenes.

By MSX4ever

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18-11-2021, 16:53

Congratulations MRC Team !

By Jipe

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18-11-2021, 18:19

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By ren

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21-11-2021, 02:41


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Wink

ro wrote:

Time for change, we'd say. More on that later.

Oh, do tell?

We don't see the actual big-bossman around much do we? Smile

By Timmy

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22-11-2021, 01:02

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Starting out as a simple basic HMTL website, it took a few years to mature.

I can understand why this took a lot of time then. Smile

Anyway, congratulations!

By FiXato

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22-11-2021, 02:03

Congratulations everyone. Smile
Glad to be with y'all on this crazy ride.

By Alexey

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22-11-2021, 13:56

Glad to be a part of such a lovely community!

By ssfony

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23-11-2021, 08:52

Congratulations!
25 years… oh man… the good old days Smile

By Ivan

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23-11-2021, 17:54

When is the MRC going to launch a credit card with the MSX logo printed on it? I am in! Smile

By jltursan

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24-11-2021, 13:33

Oh my!, so much years?, now I feel really old...

Congrats!! Smile

By niek

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24-11-2021, 19:12

Congrats!! I've spent a lot of years without doing any MSX related things, but this site pulled me back in. Smile